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Day 1, Number 1: Mark Levin's 'Liberty Amendments' tops Amazon on debut

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Top conservative talk radio host Mark Levin has done it again: His new book, "The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic," has shot to the top of Amazon's best sellers, only this time opening at Number One on the book's debut Tuesday morning.

It's Levin's third book about the threat from Washington, especially Democrats, to the Constitution, and it urges readers to demand an historic convention of state governments to halt the "oppressive power" of the federal government. He even offers up his "Liberty Amendments" for the public to approve.

"It's obvious that many Americans are very dissatisfied with what the federal government has become — massive regulations, taxes, cronyism, harassment, etc.," Levin told Secrets as he was kicking off his book tour that will land him September 7 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library for a book signing, lecture and dinner.

He told Secrets that the government has become "unmoored from the Constitution in so many respects. And both parties are responsible for it. My book acknowledges that the federal ruling class and its disciples have no intention of reforming what they've designed. It argues for reestablishing Constitutional republicanism by embracing the recourse the Constitution itself provides. And that includes bypassing Washington and turning to the states, as set forth in Article V."

Levin's proposal for a grassroots, "We the People" effort focusing on state legislatures is especially appealing to Tea Party members and conservatives riled at Obamacare, snooping scandals and immigration reform. One Tea Party insider said the new book has the potential to reignite the movement.

Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.